What to see in Modena

Author: Roby Ferrari

Modena Places And Charm, Italy

Nature paths
Fiorano Modenese, about 15 km from Modena, is not only home to Ferrari's private race track. The Salse di Nirano Nature Reserve, in Spezzano, is a nature park characterized by erupting mud volcanoes that look like miniature volcanoes. It was created by rising salt water deposits.
The bicycle path Modena - Vignola, about 30 km of cleared paths and paved roads following the old railroad tracks, it is ideal for a day of cycling. The best time to try the path is between April and June, from the cherry blossom season to harvest. Vignola is the ideal final lap: festivals celebrate the cherry blossom season and harvest and the town is also home to traditional vinegar cellars, shared with Spilamberto.

Castle circuit
The Vignola castle is part of the castle circuit along with the castles in Carpi, Castelvetro, Finale Emilia, Fiorano Modenese, Guiglia, Mirandola, Montefiorino, Montese, San Felice sul Panaro, Pavullo, Pievepelago, Sassuolo, Spilamberto, Sestola and Soliera. Almost all these castles are in good conditions and can be visited. The Spezzano castle houses the ceramics museum. In Modena, ceramics are of internationally acclaimed importance, dating back to the Neolithic era. The development of processing techniques has no precedents in history. The museum is a journey from age-old ovens to today's craft workshops, displaying hand made, decorative, design and architectural ceramics.

Roman circuit
Transromanica is a European project that involves EU regions that share a Roman past. The provinces of Modena, Ferrara and Ravenna belong to the circuit. Guided tours of Modena, Carpi, Vignola and other towns in Modena are organized each year in the summer. Tours explore the universe of Roman symbols, beliefs, history, artistic meanings and essence through events, concerts and nature excursions.


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